Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine

Lake Shrine Retreat

Dear Friends,

Welcome! The Lake Shrine Retreat is now open for reservations. To request a reservation, just click on Request a Retreat and fill in the form. Once your form is submitted, it will be reviewed, and you will receive confirmation via email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Many ask how they may donate to Lake Shrine Retreat. Your donations are needed and are very much appreciated. If you would like to contribute to the Lake Shrine Retreat, please click here.

In Divine Friendship,
Lake Shrine Retreat

A Silent Retreat for Spiritual Renewal

“You may be surprised at what seclusion with God will do for your mind, body, and soul… Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Lake Shrine Retreat is an oasis where retreatants have the opportunity to leave behind the pressures of everyday life and cultivate a deeper awareness of the Divine through meditation, introspection, and study of the timeless Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. In this peaceful sanctuary, retreatants are able to renew and revitalize body, mind, and spirit.

People of all faiths are welcome at the Retreat. As meditation is the foundation of the Retreat program, we suggest that one be somewhat familiar with meditation and Self-Realization Fellowship before requesting a reservation.

Lake Shrine Golden Lotus Archway

“Every person needs a retreat, a dynamo of silence where he may go for the exclusive purpose of being recharged by the Infinite.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

About Your Stay


  • Private retreat chapel for meditation and prayer.
  • Courtyard and dining room with expansive ocean views.
  • Reading Room where Self-Realization Fellowship books are available.
  • Access to the Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens and Temple.


  • Retreat participants are provided with comfortably furnished single rooms and a shared adjoining bath. Some rooms with private bath are available.
  • Fresh towels and bed linens are provided.


  • Retreatants come together for wholesome vegetarian meals, served in our dining room.
  • As we do not provide a choice of menu, if you have dietary restrictions please discuss this with the Retreat registrar when making your reservations.

What We Offer

The daily program at Lake Shrine Retreat follows the spiritual principles that were given by Paramahansa Yogananda. Thousands have felt peace, upliftment, and divine blessings in this sacred environment.

House Boat

Personal Retreats

$150 per night

(Suggested donation. Made upon check-in.)

  • Daily individual and group meditations
  • Practice of the SRF Energization Exercises
  • Inspirational classes and services
  • Free time to enjoy the beautiful meditation gardens surrounding the lake
  • SRF books and recordings available for private listening and study
  • Inspiration and guidance on how to get the most from the retreat experience

(Not currently offered)

Conducted Weekend Retreats

$200 per night

(Suggested donation. Made upon check-in.)

  • Conducted How-to-Live Retreat program guided by SRF monastics
  • Tailored for those who are studying the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons
  • Review and practice of the SRF meditation techniques and classes on the various aspects of the SRF teachings
  • Free time to enjoy the meditation gardens and the Retreat facilities

This day shall be the best day of my life. Today I will start with a new determination to dedicate my devotion forever at the feet of Omnipresence.